File:Reynolds Miscellany v1 n1.jpg|thumb|right|400px|George Reynolds on the first page of the first printing of ''Reynolds's Miscellany'' from 1846. The text of the first installment of ''Wagner the Wehr-Wolf'' begins at the bottom of the page.
'''George William MacArthur Reynolds''' (23 July 1814 – 19 June 1879) was a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British
author and journalist.
He was born in Sandwich, Kent
, the son of Captain Sir George Reynolds, a flag officer of the Royal Navy
. Reynolds was educated first at Dr. Nance's school in Ashford, Kent
, and then attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst|Royal Military College
, Sandhurst, Berkshire|Sandhurst
. He was intended for a career in the British Army
, but on the death of his parents during 1829 and his subsequent inheritance, he decided to quit the military and devote himself instead to literary pursuits. He left Sandhurst on 13 September 1830...